THEORY OF EARTH SYSTEM DESIGN 2016

TESD2015

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What you need to start the subject

very basic knowledge on high school mathematics, science, sociology and fine art.

This class is recommended to students who

  • wants to be a designer in a future
  • are interested in visualizing global issues
  • and are interested in design and engineering

Summary

The class introduces Buckminster Fuller and his inventions for solving global issues.The class is a subject between design and engineeringThe class introduces Fuller’s thought on global issue too. But this class forces you to learn by practicing his design.The class demonstrates the essence of the technologies by model making.

Objectives and Teaching method

Buckminster Fuller regarded the earth as an well-designed spaceship. He have invented a series of technologies to sustain our biosphere according to his argument that how to deal with problems that may damage the spaceship’s mechanism. His unique achievements lies in his design and engineering rather than his thought on global issues. To practice these, he develop his original design theory. The theory is based on his original geometry. And the geometry is not based on difficult mathematical formula. And we can learn the geometry by model making.This class aims at learning the practical design tool. By demonstrating and exercising model making participants are able to acquire the tool and to develop an idea that is free from any conventions and prejudices.

Advice

The class is a design and engineering class. I need all participants to remind that the class requires extra works and extra expense for your productions.

Class Schedule

  1. spaceship earth- lecture: introduction on Fuller’s rendition of our planet.
  2. dymaxion map- lecture and small workshop on Fuller’s invention in cartography
  3. authagraph map- lecture and small workshop on the lecturer’s invention in cartography
  4. geopalette- lecture and small workshop on a world map archive utilizing AuthaGraph map
  5. geopalette- presentation by participants on his/her world map production by using the geopalette
  6. geodesic dome- lecture and small workshop on Fuller’s invention in light weight dome structure
  7. geocosmos- lecture and small workshop on lecturer’s production, large digital glove using the latest geodesic dome
  8. fulleren- lecture and small workshop on a discovery in polymer physics
  9. tensegrity- lecture and small workshop on Fuller’s invention in the lightest structure
  10. tensegrity modeling manual- workshop: construction of tensegrity’s structural model
  11. geoscope- lecture and small workshop on lecturer’s production, display furniture for a museum by using tensegrity.
  12. octet truss- lecture and small workshop on Fuller’s invention in space frame structure system
  13. HP membrane truss- lecture and small workshop on lecturer’s design proposal using new octet truss, HP membrane truss
  14. tetruss- lecture and small workshop on lecturer’s production using new octet truss, tetruss